Queen & Slim
Slim and Queen’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer’s gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country.
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Budget: $17–20 million
Box office: $47.2 million
Los Angeles Premiere
When: Thursday 14th November 2019
Where: TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
When: Tuesday 28th January 2020
Where: Rich Mix Cinema, Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London
This is Melina Matsoukas’ first feature film.
The two main characters are rarely referred to as “Queen” or “Slim” in the film.
Principal photography began in January 2019 with production concluding March 2019.
Director Melina Matsoukas, turned to Solange Knowles for advice on who to choose as a composer. It was Knowles who suggested Devonté Hynes.
The film had a budget of around $20 million.